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Winemakers Dinner at Food Lounge

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Featuring Pelican Ranch Winery Chef Andrea of Lifestyle Culinary Arts pairs a 5-course meal of delectable local, market fresh food with wines from Pelican Ranch Winery.  Reservations required $55 info@scfoodlounge.com
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Deepak Ram & Friends with special guest Mimi Fox at the Kuumbwa Jazz

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“…phenomenal flute playing…” – London Guardian Known as a master of the bansuri, a traditional Indian bamboo flute, Deepak Ram has seemingly endless energy to spread soothing and beautiful melodies throughout the world. Trained in North Indian classical music, Ram has created his own blend of instrumental music, combing global, classical, and folk elements. Having logged performances from the United States to South Africa to Lebanon and seemingly everywhere in between, Ram has also released six solo albums. He will…
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Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!
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MSTRKRFT at the Catalyst

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
18 and over Details HERE
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Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

August 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/
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HUNA WAI at Pono

August 28 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
We went almost 4 years without a visit from HUNA WAI – until now, just 4 WEEKS since their last appearance, we’re gonna get ‘em again.  They filled the house and folks were reluctant to leave after the show last month.  I wonder what it will be like this time…. Actually I expect that once the “word gets around” people will pack Pono once again. These three play many hulas – lots of songs you may be familiar with, and…
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Downtown Sidewalk Sales

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until August 30, 2015
Sidewalk Sales are held the last weekend of the month from March through November, excluding October. Shoppers – take advantage of great deals in a relaxing shopping environment! Plan for these upcoming 2015 Sidewalk Sales weekends! Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted. March 27 – 29 April 24 – 26 May 29 – 31 June 26 – 28 July 24 – 26 August 28 – 30 September 25 – 27 November 27 – 29
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Fun Fridays in Laurel Park

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every week until August 28, 2015
Join us every Friday in Laurel Park for Fun Fridays! Bring a lunch and enjoy music, ping pong, croquet, basketball and more! The 2nd Friday will be extra exciting as City employees challenge Downtown employees to a fun basketball game. The Santa Cruz Warriors won their championship, but who will win the ultimate bragging rights of Downtown? Cheer on your friends and co-workers!
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The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men at the Kuumbwa Jazz

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Every bit as influential as their early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight ahead rock are evidence of an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles. Jamie and Kellen are joined by Kyle Poppen on lead guitar, Aidan Collins on bass and Henry…
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Wellness Fair on Lincoln Street

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11am-5pm in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz!! Each year COBHA sponsors a Wellness Fair bringing together traditional and alternative practitioners, businesses and educational institutions reflecting our diverse Santa Cruz Community. Our aim is to promote personal and community wellness and sustainability through networking and education. 2015 will be our tenth annual fair. The fair takes place in downtown Santa Cruz, on Lincoln St. between Pacific and Cedar. Participate in this Wonderful Community Event as a Sponsor…
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Archery Santa Cruz’ Super Shoot: Super Heroes vs Super VIllains

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 29th Warmup and registration: 12:00 PM First Shot: 1:30 Cost: $10 *Space is limited, so sign up today!* Come dressed (appropriately) as your favorite hero or villain to receive $5 off! Equipment available for rent to archers who have taken a previous lesson at ASC!
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Santa Cruz Derby Girls Bombshells vs Berkeley Resistance at the Civic

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Derby Girls all star Bombshells take on the Berkeley Resistance at the Civic Auditorium. Doors 5:45, first whistle 6:30.  
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Utopian Dreams Band at the Kuumbwa Jazz

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Utopian Dreams Band is riding the latest worldwide contemporary jazz wave with their nu-groove sensibilities. This incredible crew of musical artists has been shaped by the San Francisco Bay Area and “live jazz” music scene over several decades. They credit their jazz evolution with nods to old school West Coast jazz, early 70’s Bay Area fusion and the contemporary jazz explosion. Their music is shaped by deeply orchestrated melodic chops expertly layered over the funk, hip hop, soul and…
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Makers Market Santa Cruz in Abbott Square

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every month on the last Sunday until August 30, 2015
The local collective of artisan makers/creative entrepreneurs will bring their Pop Up shopping market to Abbott Square for a summer of Sunday markets: June 28, July 26, and August 30; each market will run from 12-6pm, and include a terrific assortment of handmade treasures: apothecary, body care, adornment, foodstuff, accessories, clothing, homegoods, gifts, etc.. The market will also feature numerous DIY classes taught by resident crafters, food for hungry shoppers, a children’s activity, music, and more! Connect with more Abbott…
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Blind Tasting Sundays at Soif Wine Merchants

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week until December 27, 2015
Ready to test your tasting skills?  Every Sunday we will host blind tastings in our retail shop from 12-4pm. Sarah, our resident blind tasting expert, will walk you through the  tasting process, teaching about varietals, classic regions and flavors along the way. $10 gets you three different wines and an afternoon of wine-geek entertainment. Stop by the shop this Sunday to check it out!
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Martin Taylor and Bucky Pizzarelli at the Kuumbwa Jazz

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“…arguably the most accomplished solo guitar player in the world.” – Guitar Player The pairing of Martin Taylor and Bucky Pizzarelli is truly a guitar summit, though rather than being one of show-boating pyrotechnics, this will be one of taste, harmony, improvisation, and true collaboration. A living legend, Pizzarelli has played with everyone from Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and The Tonight Show Band. At 89 years old he shows no signs of slowing down. Taylor has…
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Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every month on the last Sunday until December 27, 2015
The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am
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Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until December 28, 2015
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!
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The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 28, 2015
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.
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Black Uhuru, Ancestree, Wasted Noise in the Catalyst Atrium

August 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
21 and over Info HERE.
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Books and Brews Book Swap, at Lupulo Craft Beer House

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Book Swap! Bring a book you really enjoyed, listen to others pitch the books they brought, then swap books with a neighbor. This is the 4th in the Book and Brews Summer series presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz. Visit their web site for all of the dates and locations! Enjoy special offers and discounts at each beer house on the night of their event. Attend at least two Books & Brews events, get your passport stamped, return it to Bookshop…
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Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com
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Trivia Night: Geeks Who Drink, at Red Restaurant and Bar

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2015
Tuesdays at 8:00pm Red Restaurant and Lounge 200 Locust St. Santa Cruz For more info: www.geekswhodrink.com
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PreSchool Storytime at Bookshop Santa Cruz

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until December 30, 2015
Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or pre-school age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! Every Wednesday morning 10-11am
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Santa Cruz Farmers Market

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…
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Artist’s Den presents alt-J, at the Regal Santa Cruz 9

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
‘ARTISTS DEN PRESENTS ALT-J’ TO PREMIERE IN SELECT U.S. CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 2The 80-minute concert was filmed at the Hollywood American Legion for a packed crowd of alt-J fans, exclusively for the Artists DenDENVER – August 3, 2015 – On September 2, 2015 the Artists Den and Fathom Events will premiere their first-ever joint cinema event starring U.K. rock group alt-J with “Artists Den Presents alt-J.” The event includes an exclusive performance during which the group played hits from its most…
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Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.
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Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  
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Steamed buns at Pop-Up

September 3 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu
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The Clearwings FREE In-store performance at Streetlight Records

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come on down and join us for this FREE, all ages show! The Clearwings is an independent alt-folk duo with a focus on the intimacy of live performance. They combine tight harmonies with driving guitar, bringing a modern edge to a classic folk sensibility. The result is a dynamic sound, with influences ranging from 60s greats like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and Ian & Sylvia, to modern rock interpreters like The White Stripes and The…
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